Dodd-Frank Act

United Precious Metal Refining, Inc. (“UPMR”) is in compliance with the current legislation in regard to the Dodd-Frank Act (Section 1502) and is in adherence with the policy to refuse to refine materials from “conflicted areas.” UPMR will continue to review the legislation as it evolves to maintain our compliance with the bill and any reporting requirements. UPMR has been certified as a “Conflict-Free” Smelter by the EICC and we are in compliance with current OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) and LBMA (London Bullion Market Association) standards for “non-conflicted” area sourcing of materials.

UPMR has been in compliance with the Dodd-Frank policy from its enactment and has been historically been committed to responsible sourcing of gold since our inception.